Verdicts & Settlements

SOME CARTER & BACHYNSKY LAW FIRM VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

Legal Malpractice – May 2009 jury verdict for a patent holder against a major international law firm; one of the largest legal malpractice verdicts ever in Texas; 25th largest jury verdict in the United States in 2009; settled confidentially before judgment was entered.

Major Arbitration Award – This is one of the largest arbitration awards ever reported in federal or state courts throughout the United States. Julius Glickman and Darryl Carter recovered attorneys’ fees for three law firms that are based on a percentage of $1 billion in projected royalties and other payments from an allergy drug. The fee agreement provided that “the total fees to the Lawyers were capped at $500 million and the total fees derived from royalties were capped at $300 million.” See Tanox, Inc. v. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, et al., 105 S.W.3rd 244, 249 (Tex App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2003, pet. denied).

Employment Wrongful Termination – Jury verdict for an employee terminated for refusing to commit a crime as part of his employment; settled confidentially.

Partnership Dispute – Jury verdict for cardiologist in business dispute with former colleague, who was also a cardiologist. The judgment for Carter & Bachynsky’s client included recovery of attorneys’ fees. This case settled confidentially after entry of judgment.

Medical Malpractice – Jury verdicts for Plaintiffs in four medical malpractice trials, including one of the largest dental malpractice awards ever in Texas.

We have also favorably resolved during trial a variety of cases, including:

Confidential settlement before final jury argument in a personal injury case involving a leg amputation.

Confidential settlement during trial for a nurse in a wrongful termination case against a hospital.

Examples of cases where we obtained favorable pre-trial settlements:

Confidential settlements in three separate minority shareholder oppression cases.

Confidential settlement of two separate sexual harassment and assault lawsuits against Chief Executive Officers.

Confidential settlement of harassment and retaliation claims against our client’s former employer.

Confidential settlement of an executive’s lawsuit for wrongful termination because of his refusal to engage in illegal activity as part of his employment.

Confidential settlement of a highly-compensated employee’s lawsuit for retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley statute.

Confidential settlement of an executive’s lawsuit for an unpaid bonus.

Confidential settlement of a race discrimination lawsuit involving nine employees.

Confidential settlement of severance benefit lawsuit involving twelve employees of a Fortune 100 company.

Confidential settlement and dismissal of a lawsuit for an employee sued by his former employer for alleged misuse of confidential information and trade secrets.

Our favorable pretrial settlements also include cases involving class action issues, wrongful termination, breach of contract, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and assault.